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Zim border jumper loses R41 000 to robbers

Zim border jumper loses R41 000 to robbers. A Harare man lost R41 000 cash and other valuables after he was attacked by two robbers while entering the country from South Africa through an illegal entry point in Beitbridge.

The Zimbabwe Republic (ZRP) via its Twitter handle said the incident occurred on August 31 at around 5 AM. Reads a police statement:

On 31 August at around 5 am, a Harare man was robbed of cash amounting to R 41 500, various clothes and a J4 cellphone by two unknown suspects at a bush area near Limpopo View, Beitbridge. The victim had entered the country from South Africa through an illegal entry point The ZRP reiterates that members of the public must comply with Covid-19 regulations and use authorised ports of entry and exit on the country’s borders.

The incident happens merely days after the police had announced that 45 146 people were arrested across the country between January and August 28, 2021, for various cross border crimes. Police in January launched operation “no to cross border crimes/mhosva pamiganhu ngadzipere/ amacala kawaphele emingceleni elizwe” in a bid to curb criminal activities occurring at the borders.

The country has seen a rise in cross-border crimes during the Covid-19 period with some attributing the upsurge to the closure of land borders.

Source – Pindula News

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